SOCHI SCENE: Medal efficiency
Feb. 21, 2014
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Norway may top the medal count, but the Dutch have been the most efficient Olympians in Sochi.
The Netherlands, thanks to its dominance in speedskating, had 22 medals after 82 events — with only 41 athletes in its contingent. That's one medal for every 1.86 athletes, the best ratio among the 26 nations that have medaled so far.
Here's a top 10 list of countries ranked by medal efficiency. Lower figures are better, and each country's overall rank in the medal standings is listed in parentheses.
— Netherlands: 1.86 athletes per medal. (6th in overall standings)
— Belarus: 4.33. (8th)
— Norway: 5.62. (1st)
— France: 7.53. (9th)
— Sweden: 7.93. (12th)
— United States: 9.16. (3rd)
— Slovenia: 9.29. (16th)
— Germany: 9.63. (4th)
— Russia: 9.74. (5th)
— Canada: 10. (2nd)
See this tweet for a full chart of how all 26 countries stack up: https://twitter.com/oskargarcia/status/436862197415702529/photo/1
— By Oskar Garcia — Twitter http://twitter.com/oskargarcia
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